Here are all of the games that are coming out this week in North America! Continue reading This Week’s New Releases: 5/25/15
A LOT OF FIRE HEART
Alfa System‘s Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines isn’t exactly what it appears on the surface if you’re unfamiliar with its 1999 PlayStation predecessor, Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke (roughly translating to “Over My Dead Body”). Certainly, the story is fairly up-front from the start. It’s medieval Japan, and the nation’s collection of holy artifacts have mysteriously gone missing. Sorcerer Abe no Seimei convinces the emperor that the only way to appease the gods for this dire tragedy is to sacrifice the entire clan who was responsible for protecting the holy places. Many years later, things aren’t great in the absence of the artifacts, and the gods still aren’t satisfied, so they resurrect the sacrificed clan in order to finally end the chaos. As the leader of this clan, you are tasked with hunting Seimei down to reclaim the lost artifacts. Besides purely seeking vengeance and justice, you must also eliminate him in order to lift the Curse of Broken Lineage and the Curse of Ephemerality he placed on your clan. And that’s where the game takes a turn, though not necessarily for worse.
Rogue-like lovers, this is truly a time of rejoicing. Rogue-like games have been making a very strong showing as of recently with titles like Rogue Legacy and The Binding of Isaac. Don’t let your excitement die down there, as now you’ve got Necropolis on the horizon. Continue reading Can You Survive the Necropolis? Probably Not.
The PlayStation Vita turns three years old this week. Like a toddler, it’s still perfecting its coordination, and learning how to tell its own stories, but it has potential. Even though this little guy is so young, people have been singing its swansong since the Vita’s initial release. Yet, like an indestructible Freedom Wars Abductor, its health is draining slower than anticipated. The big question is what’s the Vita outlook for 2015 and beyond? Continue reading PlayStation Vita: Where does Sony’s Handheld Stand 3 Years Later
Transistor headlines the PlayStation Plus lineup of free games for February 2015. Continue reading February’s Free PlayStation Plus Games are Revealed
Xbox One owners can finally storm the Rogue Legacy castle. Continue reading Rogue Legacy is Coming to Xbox One
2014 was certainly a wild year for gaming.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both set record sales for a console’s first year on the market, reassuring gamers and “analysts” everywhere that console gaming is here to stay. Microsoft decided to release a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle after saying it would never happen. The PlayStation 4 failed to release any major blockbuster first party games during the holiday season, while the Xbox One released a hit new IP in Sunset Overdrive.
We saw the rise and fall of mobile games like Flappy Bird. Games like Titanfall,Watch Dogs, and Destiny were all finally released only to be ripped apart by gamers with too much hype. While less hyped games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and The Evil Within managed to blow everyone away. We were flooded with “HD remakes” of games – some that we have wanted for a long time, and some that were just released a year ago on last generation consoles.
All of that combined to make this years Best of 2014 Awards a really fun one.
If you missed out on yesterday’s awards, go here! But, with the first set of awards out of the way, here comes the second set! Continue reading MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Two